Big Rapids, Mich. - The outstanding success of several Ferris
State University teams helped make the month of April a
record-breaking month for the Bulldogs' official
athletics website at www.FerrisStatebulldogs.com.
Last month, a record 213,462 visits were made to the Bulldogs' online home and more than 13 million hits were made (13,585,246). Additionally, over one million pages were accessed
In addition to the monthly mark, FerrisStateBulldogs.com also had its three most visited days on record. An all-time best 21,006 fans visited the site on April 7 when the Bulldog Hockey team squared off against Boston College in the national championship game at the NCAA Division I Frozen Four. The second-best figure of 17,052 came for the national semifinals on April 5 while 11,922 visited the site the day between the two contests on April 6.
During the month of April, the 213,462 unique visits came from 144 different countries, which included 87% from the United States along with nearly five percent from Canada. Visitors came from nearly every corner of the globe, including more than 28,000 from China and over 20,000 from Japan among others.
FSU's monthly average of 7,115 visits per day also established a new record as did the 18,868 hits per hour and 454,841 hits per day. While the number of visits peaked during the three days surrounding the Frozen Four, the site still managed to attract more than 5,000 visitors for 28 of the 30 days during the month of April.
Since its launch in August of 2009, the site has served more than three million visitors from all 50 states and nearly every country around the world. Those visitors have combined for nearly 180 million hits thru the end of April. Visitors in the United States account for more than 96 percent of all site traffic followed by Canada at roughly two percent.
The past four months from January to April have been the four most visited months on record for FerrisStateBulldogs.com with more than 700,000 unique visits over the span. FSU has recorded more than 100,000 unique visits per month eight consecutive months to date since the start of the 2011-12 athletics season in September.
The FSU Athletics Website, which is maintained by the Ferris Athletics Communications Office, had been hosted on-campus since its original site inception in the mid-1990's prior to the launch of FerrisStateBulldogs.com in conjunction with PrestoSports.
The school's official website includes all the latest news, scores, results and more covering each of FSU's 15 varsity athletics programs. It is updated on a daily basis and also offers video, audio, photos, blogs and more for fans interested in keeping up to date with all the action.